This is a compilation by Dick and Fitzgerald of previously published sources on ballroom dance. Although advertised as a ballroom prompter, only one page is devoted to calling figures in a quadrille. The book contains rudimentary etiquette advice and dance instructions for numerous dances including the grand march, quadrilles, contradances such as "Virginia Reel," "Pop Goes the Weasel," "Spanish Dance," and "Sicilian Circle." Also described are various... Topics: Authors: :, Titles: D
Assembled by Professor Bonstein (pseudonym for Charles A. White) from the writings of others, this manual begins with advice to parents regarding children. "Send them to dancing school and save many a doctor's bill." The etiquette section in this manual is reduced to a section simply called "hints." The author provides advice to prompters and rules for calling quadrilles. Of the many popular ballroom dances performed in the ballroom, only the quadrille, German (also known as... Topics: Authors: P: Professor Bonstein [pseud.], Titles: D
An important early nineteenth-century physiology of dance, the author provides extensive discussion on the importance of dance. Numerous extractions from Alerme's text can be found throughout later nineteenth-century dance literature. Topics: Authors: P: P.-E. Alerme., Titles: D
This antidance treatise presents three of the central arguments for this genre of literature. First, dance is injurious to the health; second, dance is a waste of time and money. The third argument recognizes that dance is mentioned in the Bible; however, the author claims that only women danced and solely for religious purposes. Topics: Authors: T: the Rev. George C. Heckmann[!] ..., Titles: D
Dancing master and composer Dodworth's manual was originally published in 1885 and "new and enlarged" editions were reissued in 1888, 1900, 1902, and 1905. In this manual, Dodworth gives his perspective on fifty years of changes in social dance. The book covers the galop, racket, waltz and knickerbocker, bows, quadrilles, the minuet, Virginia reel, and two hundred fifty figures for the German (also known as the cotillon). The manual also includes an illuminating chapter directed... Topics: Authors: A: Allen Dodworth., Titles: D
In her strong defense of dance and its application to female physical education, Mrs. Webster declares that dancing, as a exercise, "is the very best safeguard against the evils of over mental education." While she approves of calisthenics and various mechanical apparatus-including swings and pulleys and a "prone couch"-she delivers a stinging rebuke regarding the wearing of corsets. Topics: Authors: M: Mrs. Alfred Webster ..., Titles: D
At first glance, Hubbert appears to be presenting both pro and con agruments regarding the suitability of dancing. However, the discussion is weighted toward the common discourse found in this genre of antidance literature. Hubbert argues that although dance was practiced in biblical times, it was performed by and for women. Additionally, he concludes that dance is bad for the health and a waste of time and money. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Authors: P: Pastor J. M. Hubbert ..., Titles: D
bythe Common Council. Daniel J. Sweeney, city clerk ...
Issued from the Buffalo, New York, City Clerk's office on 14 December 1914, the ordinance defines requirements for a public dance hall, including license fees, security, alcohol prohibitions, and hours of operation. Topics: Authors: T: the Common Council. Daniel J. Sweeney, city clerk ..., Titles: D
This manual describes a colonial view of the history of dance in the West Indies, focusing on the dance of Creoles. Moreau de Saint-Méry (1750-1819), discusses the effects of slavery and the African roots for such dances as the chica and notes that contredanses and minuets were also performed. Topics: Authors: M: Moreau de Saint-Méry ..., Titles: D
This is an expanded version of Coll's book that was originally published c. 1919. Beginning with an account of dance history ranging from the ancient Greeks to late nineteenth-century dance, Coll declares that some of "most up to the minute dances" include the Carter Waltz and the Schottisch Espagnole. The author also discusses foxtrot variations, the Virginia Reel, and provides some cotillon figures (also known as the German). The dances described by Coll were long out of fashion by... Topics: Authors: C: Charles J. Coll and Gabrielle Rosiere., Titles: D
Cleveland's manual opens with an interesting account of the building blocks required for setting up a successful private dancing academy. He includes discussion on the architectural requirements, music, progress of students, hours and division of classes, dealing with children, and how to manage balls. The second part of the manual covers "fashionable dances," and the author describes quadrilles, the "Boston Waltz," and twenty-nine figures for the German (also known as... Topics: Authors: C: C. H. Cleveland, jr., Titles: D
bynumerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs.
Originally published in 1895, Mrs Grove's account of dance history was considered one of the most important books on dance during the late nineteenth century. Although based on previously published materials, the book maintained popularity for several decades. Using a formula employed by many writers, Mrs. Grove writes about the dances of antiquity, ritual dances, and the dances of "savages." The remainder of the book is devoted to the dance of many lands and cultures indcluding... Topics: Authors: N: numerous reproductions of engravings, prints and photographs., Titles: D
byAlbert W. Newman ... an expert's full directions, with illustrations and diagrams, for learning or teaching the tango, hesitation, one-step, Boston, maxixe and all other modern dances.
Declaring his book to be the "absolute authorith on modern dancing," Newman describes a large selection of the most popular ragtime dances including the Castle Walk, Castle Glide, one step, horse trot, tango, maxixe, and lame duck. The manual is enhanced with line drawings and photographs and contains music for the "Newman Tango. Topics: Authors: A: Albert W. Newman ... an expert's full directions, with illustrations and diagrams, for...